I’m a wetsuit diver. So I said it! I always dive in a wetsuit, even during wintertime. Insane? Some people have indeed called me that. I have a 7mm thick Mares suit with attached hoody. The coldest waters I defied with this suit where 1 degree Celsius for over 20 minutes. However, recently I got the change to scuba dive in a dry suit. A totally different experience and yet also very familiar.
Last week I went diving with dive center Dive.is on the famous dive site Silfra in Iceland. Below is my review about this dive center. It was an amazing experience to dive during wintertime on this site. Read the full review below.
Silfra, the most spectacular dive site in Iceland. It is renown because it’s the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates. To be exact the North American and Eurasian plates. During the dive you can even touch the two plates simultaneously. And it’s on this dive site I’ve made two amazing dives last week.
When scuba diving in Iceland an dry suit is mandatory. At least that’s what I was told by the scuba dive center I contacted. As my dry suit diving record still holds on ‘0’ dives I was enthusiastic about doing my dry suit specialty course at the same time. After the response from the dive center however I have changed my mind.
In part one of scuba diving in Iceland I told you about my future visit to Iceland and my wish to go diving on the Silfra and Strytan dive sites. Also I was curious about the conditions I can expect and if there are any government regulations I need to worry about. Luckily I found a well recommended dive center ‘dive.is’ to answer some of my burning questions.
In a couple of months I’m going to do something that has been on my wishlist for a very long time. I’m going to visit Iceland! Probably you already guessed that much reading the title of this post :) It was around 10 years ago that I saw some National Geographic photo’s of Iceland and I immediately knew I wanted to visit this place. I didn’t even scuba dive back then, so then it was all about the nature above sea level. Nowadays I also always want to take a look below the water and they have some amazing dive sites if you don’t mind diving in cold waters.